Did you know that the human body has three main planes of movement? Plane basically means direction of movement. We have forward and backward aka sagittal plane, side to side aka frontal plane, and rotation aka traverse plane. Guess what movement plane most injuries occur in? You guessed it! The rotation aka transverse plane. One of the main reasons for this that most people don’t move in this rotational plane very often and become weak and not stable when rotating. Think about it, how much rotation are you doing in your day to day life and/or in your workouts? We are going to improve your rotational movement today!
Equipment needed: 1. Foam Roller. 2. Padded Mat (optional). Today we are working on the flexibility, mobility, and stability of your t-spine aka your upper back, shoulders, and low back. We are starting off with a joint mobilization and muscle activation technique to improve your upper back rotation. Focus on trying to keep the middle of your spine on the foam roller the entire time as you contract your core muscles to rotate. Next we are working on a 2-part stretch and activation movement. Imagine you are in a tube. Try to rotate your mid section as much as possible in each direction without leaning over and touching the tube. We are finishing up with a great back activation movement. Try to lift one side of your chest and shoulder up as high as possible, while leaving the front of your hips on the ground.
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